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Born: Oct 03, 1912

Date of Passing: Aug 15, 2005

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THOMAS JOHN KILLBERY With great love and wonderful memories, the family of Thomas John Killbery announces his peaceful passing on August 15, 2005, at his residence in Winnipeg. His favourite place was the cottage at Granite Lake, ON. He had just spent the weekend there. He will be missed by his children, Wayne (Ann) Killbery, Barry (Kathy) Killbery, Lynn (Russell) Crockett and Sharon Killbery (Bruce Nichols). He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Wendy (Neil) MacDonald, Russell (Marie) Killbery, Tom (Carol) Killbery, Traci Longley, Robin (Rob) Carnegie, Lori (Dean) McAuley, Ross (Barb) Killbery, Art Killbery, Brian (Tammy) Crockett, Steve (Kim) Crockett, Stacey (Dennis) Polet, Kelly and Alexis Nichols. He will be missed by his great-grandchildren, John MacDonald, Neil McDonald and his partner Chantel, Meaghan and Garth Killbery, Scott Eros (Cherise), Jill (Kevin) Demianiw, Wes Killbery, Andrew, Cory and Tess Longley, Sydney and Danielle Carnegie, Taylor and Troy McAuley, Michael and Jennifer Killbery, Ryan, Brady and Teagen Crockett, Alyssa and Cameron Crockett. As well he had three great-great-grandchildren, Whitney Demianiw, Desiree and Dominique Eros. He now joins his wife Alice, daughter Gail, his brother Bill and his parents Thomas and Nellie. Dad was born October 3, 1912, in Brandon. He married Alice Bridges in 1935 and they had 64 years of marriage before Alice passed away. Dad served in the Army out of Winnipeg. When the war was over he started an agricultural manufacturing business called Killbery Industries with his brother in January 1949. He had the respect of all his employees and always put their best interest at the front. All will remember his Christmas parties for the children of all employees and the great adult Christmas parties as well. He always thought of the children and especially at Christmas. In 1971 Killbery Industries was purchased by Joe MacDonald and renamed MacDon Industries. They have always kept Dad up to date with what is happening in the agricultural world. Dad was one of the primary people involved with setting up the Industrial Park in St. James and getting the railroad in. He was past president of the Chamber of Commerce for St. James. During his tenure he was instrumental in having the Grace Hospital moved to its present location and having the St. James Civic Centre built in St. James. Dad was a member of the Masons and a Shriner. His grandson Ross Killbery presented him with his 50 year pin from the Masons in 2004. He was past president of the Oriental Band. He had 35 years with the Shrine. His grandchildren will always remember seeing their Grandpa march with the Oriental Band at the Shrine Circus. Dad was a reader, avid cribbage and rummy tile player, and loved life, people, parties, excitement and lived it right to the end. A celebration service of our father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather will be held on Saturday, August 20 at 12:30 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Russell Killbery, Tom Killbery, Ross Killbery, Art Killbery, Brian Crockett and Steve Crockett. As a special honour to Dad, Gary MacDonald will be playing his favourite Scottish music on the pipes. If friends so desire donations in our father's memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division, or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to: CHAPEL LAWN FUNERAL HOME CREMATION AND RECEPTION CENTRE 885-9715 Family and friends are invited to sign the Book of Condolence at

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 18, 2005

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Although we knew Tom for just a short time, he has left us with many warm memories at Granite Lake. We will remember his stories, his sense of humour and we'll miss seeing him come and go from the dock in his boat on his numerous fishing excursions. He will always remain in our hearts. - Posted by: Scott and Linda Reid (Friend) on: Aug 19, 2005

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